Family Pages - BURDEN

Angela Newbury provided photographs of many of the BURDEN family headstones in St Helen's Churchyard, which can be viewed on our Monumental Inscriptions pages (see Church Burials search page and enter Burden and St Helen's Church)

This page provides some further information about the family, particularly those who emigrated to Canada and Australia.

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[photo 1] McGONNELL Beatrice Maud, (née Burden) 1904 - 1959

Buried at Arreton Churchyard (AB: actually Arreton Parish Council Gore Cemetery)

[photo 2] BURDEN George Walter - 1911 - 2000 and PEACOCK Lilian Ada - 1910 - 1989

George Walter Burden was the son of Samuel George and Alice Jane Burden (nee Joyner). Samuel George (1884 - 1964) was the second son of Walter and Esther Burden. Samuel left the Isle of Wight around 1906, came to the London area and eventually, in 1909, joined the Metropolitan Police. His son George married Lilian Peacock in 1937 and they had two daughters, Angela Jane born 1943 and Nina Mary born 1946. The family lived in Brentford, Middlesex. George retired from Local Government in 1970 and he and Lilian moved to New Milton, Hampshire where they resided until their deaths. They are buried at the churchyard of St Mary Magdalene, New Milton, Hampshire.

PEACOCK Arthur George - 1874 - 1936 and COLLINS Ada Harriet - 1875 - 1954

These are the parents of Lilian Ada Peacock who married George Walter Burden

[photo 3] BRYANT Elsie - 1894 - 1978 and HAMILTON Edith - 1889 - 1958

Elsie and Edith emigrated to Canada in 1913 with their parents Walter Samuel and Esther Maria Burden (née Reed), plus other family members. When Walter and Esther returned to England and the Isle of Wight in 1919, Elsie and Edith remained in Canada and settled there, Elsie in Kingston, Ontario, and Edith in Shediac Cape, New Brunswick. Their descendants continue to live there. Elsie is buried in Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario and Edith is buried in the graveyard of St. Martin's-in-the-Woods church, Shediac Cape, New Brunswick.

[photos 4 & 5] BURDEN John Frederick - 1919 - 2011

John Frederick Burden was the youngest son of Samuel and Alice Burden. He emigrated to Australia in 1958 with his wife Constance (nee Alden), who died circa 1978. John married Mavis Thomson in 1985. He lived in Bray Park, near Brisbane for much of his time in Australia. The Memorial plaques are at Lawnton Columbarium, Brisbane.

Credits :

Angela Newbury (née Burden)